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Eastern Redcedar in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Juniperus virginiana

 

Eastern Redcedar

Broadly conical, sometimes columnar, dense, evergreen conifer. The bark is reddish brown, fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips. Juvenile leaves are sharp, spreading needles, while adult leaves are scaled. The seed cones are berry-like and dark purple-blue with a white wax cover. The berry-like vines are attractive to many birds.

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plant Features
  • Eastern Redcedar likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Eastern Redcedar likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Eastern Redcedar is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Eastern Redcedar likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Eastern Redcedar

Latin name

Juniperus virginiana

type

Tree

family

Cupressaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Eastern Redcedar likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Eastern Redcedar is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Eastern Redcedar likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Eastern Redcedar likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Eastern Redcedar is 8.00meters x 10.00meters 8.00 M 10.00 M

Juniperus virginiana

Broadly conical, sometimes columnar, dense, evergreen conifer. The bark is reddish brown, fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips. Juvenile leaves are sharp, spreading needles, while adult leaves are scaled. The seed cones are berry-like and dark purple-blue with a white wax cover. The berry-like vines are attractive to many birds.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Conifers can be planted throughout the year, but it is best to plant them in the late autumn or winter, as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Most conifers are frost proof to an extent and hardy, so they will be able to establish well throughout cooler weather. They should be planted in full sun or partial shade, and are tolerant of most soil types, but will benefit from having compost or manure tilled into the soil prior to planting. Conifers also need decent draining, so do not plant them in very heavy clay soil or else you will risk drowning the plant. A hole no less than 1m across and 25cm deep should be dug when planting your conifer. Add organic material such as compost or manure to the hole, and fill it in carefully so that you don’t damage the roots.

 
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